Publication Date

2012-04-26

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2012-04-26

Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)

Department

Music Education and Music Therapy (Music)

Date of Defense

2012-04-12

First Committee Member

Stephen F. Zdzinski

Second Committee Member

Don D. Coffman

Third Committee Member

Thomas Keck

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine individual adequacy of immersed music program participants. Participants (N = 485) of summer music camps and drum and bugle corps, ages 15 to 21, completed an online questionnaire that measured individual adequacy in general and immersed music settings. The questionnaire contained two scales. The Individual Adequacy Measure examined participants’ self-reported individual adequacy in general settings and the Program Experience Measure examined individual adequacy within the context of summer music camp and drum and bugle corps experiences. Results revealed non-significant differences between summer music camp and drum and bugle corps participants’ self-reported individual adequacy in general and immersed music settings. Additionally, the sample’s self-reported individual adequacy in general settings was positively correlated with their self-reported individual adequacy in immersed music settings. Furthermore, demographic and participation characteristics (age, gender, school attendance, employment status, program type, instrument played, years completed, and leadership roles) did not correlate with participants’ self-reported individual adequacy.

Keywords

Music; Immersion; Drum Corps; Summer Music Camp; Psychosocial Maturity; Individual Adequacy

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